Scottish Business Briefing – Monday 1 July, 2013

An Investor boycott of government-owned bank shares could frustrate efforts to return Lloyds Banking Group back to the private sector. Picture: Jane Barlow

An Investor boycott of government-owned bank shares could frustrate efforts to return Lloyds Banking Group back to the private sector. Picture: Jane Barlow

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BANKING

Investors mull bank share sale boycott

AN INVESTOR boycott of government-owned bank shares could frustrate efforts to return Lloyds Banking Group back to the private sector, sources have warned (Scotsman).

Read all today’s banking news from scotsman.com

ECONOMICS

Big job losses expected in financial services, says CBI

About 10,000 jobs may have been lost from the financial services sector in the last quarter, according to the CBI (BBC).

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ENERGY & UTILITIES

Herkules boost for Petroleum Technology Company

Oil services firm Petroleum Technology Company (PTC), which has an operating base in Aberdeen, has been sold to a Norwegian private equity group (Scotsman).

Read all today’s energy and utilities news from scotsman.com

FOOD, DRINK & AGRICULTURE

Farming: Building blocks there but plans under construction

Last week was tough. Marathon negotiating sessions in Europe are made no easier by their mangled use of the English language which seems to require the regular invention of new jargon to satisfy the complexities of the European Union (Scotsman).

Read all today’s food, drink and agriculture news from scotsman.com

INDUSTRY

Whirligro planter production starts after seed funding

A Scots champion of green business hopes to encourage people who live in urban areas to grow vegetables after winning £4000 crowdfunding to start production of a planter he developed (Scotsman).

Read all today’s industry news from scotsman.com

MANAGEMENT

Opencast taskforce to discuss restoration of mines

A taskforce set up after the collapse of a major Scottish coal-mining firm is set to discuss the restoration of opencast mines in Scotland. BBC)

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SCOTSMAN CONFERENCE

The Future of the UK Aerospace Industry – 5 September 2013, Prestwick

20% Early bird discount until 12 July

The UK Government signed up to a £2 billion partnership to keep the UK aerospace industry at the forefront of world aerospace manufacturing. Join us and hear the government explain its strategy to secure large numbers of high value jobs. Book your place today.

(The Scotsman Conferences)

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